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Cemetery Heritage Sign Initiative

Fall Creek Cemetery Marker (Marion County, IN)In recent years, the public has become more concerned with the condition of historic cemeteries. This increased public interest has resulted in more people wanting to mark these important cultural sites with signage. The Cemetery Heritage Sign Initiative helps to mark cemeteries in the state with study, identifiable signs. Cost is $129, which includes delivery of the sign; applicants are responsible for the installation of the sign.

The Cemetery Heritage Signage initiative has three purposes: to reinforce the importance of cemeteries as a resource for the interpretation of Indiana’s history; to bring attention to Indiana’s remaining cemeteries with a visual reminder of their importance, and to raise awareness of the people and groups working to preserve and maintain Indiana’s cemeteries.

To learn how to obtain a Cemetery Heritage Sign, contact DHPA at 317-234-1268 or dhpa@dnr.IN.gov.

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